Top 5 Tuesday: November 22nd 2022

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This weeks is: Top 5 books set in an alternate universe.

For today’s top 5 I went with books set n our world but that gave something extra like magic or supernatural creatures.

The Others by Anne Bishop – This one gives an alternate history to how the world was made and the creatures who first inhabited it.

Hidden Legacy by Ilona Andrews – This one is our world but people can wield different types of magic.

The Psy Changeling series by Nalini Singh – In the late 1900’s the world took a different turn in this series and we follow humans, Psy and Changelings as they learn to live with each other.

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward – Vampires!

Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs – All kinds of magic and supernaturals!

Sundays In Bed With…. November 20th

Hello Friends! It’s Sunday and so I thought I would share my “Sundays in Bed With….” a meme dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning.  The meme was originally hosted by Midnight Book Girl but I found over on One Book More’s Blog.

I have been slowly making my way through the Mercy Thompson series and I am really enjoying it! I try to take a break between books so I don’t get burnt out but I just can’t seem to stop! This is book 9 in the series and 13 just came out this year so I should hopefully be caught up soon.

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

From Goodreads:

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Fantasy (2014)

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s stalker is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

What are you reading in bed today?

Spell The Month In Books – November

Hi Friends! I am here today with my Spell The Month In Books! I went with thrillers and mysteries this month because I tend to gravitate toward them in the winter time!

N – The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

O – One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

V – The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

E – Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay – 4 Stars

M – A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn – 4 Stars

B – The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

E – Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson – 2 Stars

R – The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

Blurb Reveal: Drama King by Penny Reid

★★Blurb Reveal★★

Drama King, an all-new snowed-in holiday romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is coming December 13th!! And we have the blurb!

★ ★Reserve your copy TODAY★ ★

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★★Blurb★★

Stuck with her off-limits, taciturn, hunky movie star client during a sudden snowstorm on Christmas Eve, an extremely capable and highly professional bodyguard must keep him alive and warm without letting the tension building between them get too hot.

Bathsheba (Beth) Ryan can’t thank her best friend enough for helping her land the job of her dreams. After being relegated to second-string security for politicians in DC, being hired as an undercover personal security specialist by a giant Hollywood studio is exactly the kind of action she’s always wanted.

Until she meets her first assignment.

Cyrus Malcom can’t thank his agent enough for arranging a blind date with seemingly the woman of his dreams. After spending the past several years playing all the parts and climbing all the ladders, the lonely mega movie star finds himself actually enjoying a night on the town for the first time in ages when he meets the gorgeous, funny, and genuine Ryaine O’Rourke.

Until she shows up at his studio meeting the next day with a completely different name.

A world-wide press tour and too many late-night parties later, Beth simply needs to get through a short, one-day visit during the Christmas holiday, and then she’ll be free of Cyrus Malcom’s confusing hot looks and cold shoulders for good.

But just as they leave the airport, it starts to snow . . .

‘Drama King’ is the second book in the Three Kings Series, is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a complete standalone. 

Reading Round Up: November Part 2

Hello Friends! Im probably going to keep this round up short and sweet! What have you been reading lately? Any new favorite reads?

Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey eddings – 3 Stars After not really enjoying Mazey’s first book I was not going to pick this one up but I kept seeing really good reviews for it so I read it anyways. Next time I will listen to my gut. This book was fine, not really good or bad. I listened to most of it on audio and the male narrator really drove me nuts. If you are interested in this one than I would check other reviews that maybe enjoyed it more.

River Marked by Patricia Briggs – 4 Stars – Re-Read – This is book 6 in this series and follows Mercy as she goes on a trip and meets other Walkers like her as well as fight an ancient being. These books are a lot of fun and I am happy to be back in this world.

A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young – 4 Stars This was a fun romance about an event planner and an astronaut. After Hallie’s new bride sends her video diaries of her ex the famous Astronaut Christopher Ortiz, Hallie decides to watch them and becomes enamored with Christopher. Feeling guilty she sends him a message letting him know that she watched them but the message bounces back. Christopher actually does get the message and after watching it decides he wants to meet. Their romance was really cute and fun to read about and the deception between the two doesn’t last the entire book so I was happy about that. Highly recommend this one!

The Fine Print by Lauren Asher – 2.5 Stars Only pushed myself to finish because I want to read book2 and wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I have heard book two is better so heres hoping! This follows a billionaire who runs a Disney like theme park and the woman he doesn’t want to like. I felt the male mc was just not great for most of the book and the female mc was just plain annoying and just really struggled with caring about the outcome. Hopefully the next one works for me!

End Of Year Book Tag

Hi friends! I thought today would be a good day to do The End Of Year Book Tag. This Tag was created by @Ariel Bissett over on youtube and her video can be found here: https://youtu.be/UddPv6ROQXk

Tag Questions:

1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? I started all three of these in the last half of the year and set them aside for different reasons but I am hoping to get them finished before the end of the year.

2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year? No, Im such a mood reader that I just pick up what ever sounds good. I also don’t really enjoy holiday themed books so I don’t tend to pick those up unless they are buddy reads.

3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for? Both of these come out in December and I have been patiently waiting for Drama King to come out!

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year? I have all three of these waiting on my shelf or on my Librofm app and will hopefully get to all three in the next week.

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year? I think Drama King could be a favorite of the year but it wouldn’t surprise me.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2023? Yes! I have some arc’s for January that I am starting to prioritize. I am also starting to set up my 2023 reading bullet journal.

WWW Wednesday – 11/16

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • The Family Game by Catherine Steadman – I am 68% into this one and am really enjoying it.
  • The Vicious Circle by Katherine St. John – 31% in to this one ads listening to the audio. So far it’s pretty good, seems different from her previous two books.
  • Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs – 21% in to this re-read.


What did you recently finish reading?

  • A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young – 4 Stars
  • The Fine Print by Lauren Asher – 2.5 Stars
  • A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross – 4 Stars
  • Heartless by Elsie Silver – 4 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Honor and Shadows by Jessie Mihalik – Novella that just came out in a space opera series that I am enjoying.
  • Daughter of No Wolds by Carissa Broadbent – I think I am feeling fantasy and I have this one on my kindle.
  • Friends, Lovers, and The Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry – Hopefully going to start this one soon!
  • Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger – As soon as I finish my current thrillers I will start this one.

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: November 15th 2022

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This weeks is: Top 5 books set in the future.

Today’s was a little hard but I think I found some good ones! What are some of your favorite books that are set in the future?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Classic sci-fi about a man who is rescued right before Earth is destroyed and the adventures he goes on. Read this one a long time ago and remember it being funny.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – Another classic sci-fi that follows Ender has he is being trained at a school, can’t really say a lot about this one as it would give things away.

Naked In Death by J.D. Robb – Futuristic sci-fi thriller that was a lot of fun to read and can’t wait to someday read more from this series.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – While this one is not a favorite of mine I can say that the premise was unique and at times an enjoyable read.

Wool by Hugh Howey – This is a post apocalyptic book where I believe everyone lives underground. I haven’t read this one but my husband really enjoyed this series.

Reading Round Up: November Part 1

Hello Friends! Im a little late with my first round up for November but my house was hit with a sickness and it has taken a lot of my time. I am still in my comfort re-reads and still really enjoying them!

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs – 4 Stars Book 4 in the Mercy Thompson series that follows Mercy as she is dealing with a vendetta against her by the Vampires. I am really enjoying my re-read of this series and can’t wait till I get to books I haven’t read yet. If you like Urban Fantasy then I recommend this series.

The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle – 2 Stars I don’t like talking bad about books that didn’t work for me because I think this book would be loved by other readers. That being said I had a hard time with the cutesyness of this book, it felt very hallmark to me and that is not my thing. I also think that the interwoven faith aspects just took me out of the story but again this is something I don’t like in books but others do enjoy. This story follows Lorrie as she finds her place in her new neighborhood after she moves on after a divorce. Her she meets Ryder who has some things from his past that he is still dealing with. Their story centers around a place called The Wedding Ranch which Ryder’s family runs and Lorrie does work for. If you enjoy small town romances than this one might work for you. Thank you St. Martin’s Press for my #gifted copy, all opinions are my own.

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs – 4 Stars Book 5 in the Mercy Thompson series. In this one Mercy is looking for a friend that has gone missing and after she is attacked must find out who took her friend and why they are after her.

Double Exposure by Jeanne Sacken – 3 Stars I really enjoyed this one and even though it it book 2 and I haven’t read the first one yet I never felt lost in the story. This story follows a photo journalist as she works to rebuild an all girls school in Afghanistan but when she goes to check up on it other things are going on. I will say that at times this book was a little tough to read because of subject matter so if you need trigger warnings I would look into those. Im excited for book 3 and see where the story goes from here! Thank you to the author and GetRedPR for my gifted copy for review.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy – 4 Stars This was a re-read for me and I still enjoyed this book even for the 3rd time. While New Adult romances are not my favorite every once in awhile they really hit the spot. This is a hockey romance that starts out with fake dating between Hannah and Garrett. This book has steamy scenes as well as some harder hitting topics.

Let’s Talk Bookish – November 11th

Friday’s are for The Let’s Talk Bookish Meme which is a weekly meme created by Rukky@EternityBooks and is now hosted by Aria @Booknookbits.

Todays topic is Do you use your local library? (Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)

Do you have a local library you go to often? I don’t use it as much as I used to when my kids were smaller. At some point during the last two years I just got out of my habit of going every week. I do use my library’s apps all the time though, Axis 360 and Libby are a must for me!

Does your school/did your school have a library? I have such good memories of my elementary’s library and I think that is part of the reason why I love reading so much. You could get rewards to spend free time in the library and in there they had secret places to read. I remember one was like a little castle with all kinds of pillows and stuffies inside!

What are your favorite things about libraries? The quiet!

Are there certain books you borrow from your local library more or less often than others? Not really but I do get any books that I am mildly interested in.

Do you use your local library? Let me know in the comments below!